TIP OF THE DAY: White Truffle Pizza

It’s National Pizza Month. There’s no reason not to have your own pizza festival at home—it’s easy to make gourmet pizzas! Start with a flat pizza crust like Boboli and top it with fresh sliced mozzarella and truffle cheese (available at fine cheese stores). Add fresh mushrooms: Pass by the white button mushrooms and go…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Instant Italian

  You’ll always have a deluxe pasta dinner on hand if you tuck away a bag or two of gourmet pasta in beautiful shapes and colors, along with some jars of roasted peppers, marinated artichoke hearts and good breadsticks. Keep a container of quality, fine-grated Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano cheese in the freezer, along…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Novelty Pasta Shapes

  When using decorative pastas (pumpkins, hearts, grape clusters), you don’t need to serve a full bowl of the special shapes. Use just 1/4 to 1/3 of the decorative shapes and fill the majority of the bowl with a standard “short cut” like elbows or small shells. The special shapes will actually stand out better…
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PRODUCT: Cucina Fresca Pasta Sauces & Pasta

Along with Sauces ‘n Love, this is our favorite brand of fresh pasta and pasta sauces—refrigeration required. We like the sauces better than the sauces at our local restaurants. Retailers and restaurateurs should hasten to taste them and consider if they’re offering the best they can to their customers. We like nothing better than making…
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